27 Nov 2017
Photographer Marcus Harpur has won Book Photographer of the Year for The Secret Gardens of East Anglia, published by Frances Lincoln, at the Garden Media Guild Awards.
The Awards celebrate the best of horticultural communications, recognising the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals. Individuals and organisations from across the industry put forward their best work, which is judged by their peers and experts in the field. The Awards are open to everyone who generates or publishes gardening content. They provide the opportunity for both new talent and established players to demonstrate their prowess. Categories cover all areas of the garden media trade, rewarding the best authors, journalists, broadcasters, photographers, bloggers and website owners over the previous 12 months.
Judges said that "Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrates the diversity of featured gardens through the use of beautifully composed and skilfully captured photography. Plants, buildings and living details have all been considered and included. Use of colour is also sympathetic to each garden style. Gardens shot across a range of seasons made this book stand out. The diversity and dedication to seek out these contrasting images made this book a clear winner. Every shot felt like a showcase, from magnificent vistas to grass glades; every shot held its glory in unbiased balance."
The book, authored by Barbara Segall, features garden photography from around the English counties, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, making up East Anglia.
Congratulations to Frances Lincoln for their win!